A fugitive who spent four days on the run after allegedly killing his former partner and her mother has been charged with their murders.
Janbaz Tarin, 21, will appear before magistrates tomorrow over the murders of Raneem Oudeh, 22, and Khaola Saleem, 49.
The women were stabbed to death shortly after 12.30am on Monday in Solihull, West Midlands.
Ms Oudeh, who has a two-year-old son, was on the phone to police when she was attacked.
Janbaz Tarin is on the run after he is believed to have stabbed his ex and her mother to death
Officers arrived six minutes later to find both victims covered in blood outside Mrs Saleem’s house. They died at the scene.
Tarin was arrested yesterday on a street in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham, less than a mile away from his parents’ home, which police searched earlier in the week.
Tarin, a shopkeeper originally from Afghanistan, has been remanded in custody to appear before Birmingham magistrates’ court tomorrow morning.
Last night CCTV footage emerged showing the moment a double murder suspect was chased down an alleyway and arrested by police following a three day man hunt.
Janbaz Tarin is seen running from several officers in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham last night before trying to scale a wall in a last ditch bid to escape.
But the 21-year-old realises there is no way out and he is quickly surrounded by police who pin him to the floor and arrest him.
He is seen shaking his head several times before being led away in handcuffs.
Witnesses told how they saw the suspect on the ground ‘moaning and groaning’ after being pepper sprayed in the face.
The suspect can be seen on the left of this still running down the alleyway in the CCTV footage
Moments later several police officers carrying torches follow the suspect
The dramatic arrest comes just three days after his ex-girlfriend Raneem Oudeh, 22, and her mother Khaola Saleen, 49, were stabbed to death in Solihull in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday.
West Midlands Police offered a £5,000 award to track him down after the suspect allegedly went into hiding.
Other video that was posted on Facebook showed a man in a red sweatshirt surrounded by police as he was led to a police car.
Residents who live near to the scene said he had been visiting a flat nearby before he was tackled at around 10.15pm last night.
One neighbour said: ‘It was pretty dramatic, he tried to leg it on foot after jumping over a car but the cops were too fast, they were shouting at him to stop.
‘They caught up with him by the alleyway and he gave up struggling, they pepper sprayed him and were pouring water into his eyes.
‘They asked him what his name was and he told them is was Janbaz. He was asking for water and the police were telling him keep his eyes closed.
‘He was moaning and groaning a lot when they cuffed him and he writhed around a bit and seemed pretty distressed by it all.
‘Eventually he calmed down after they washed his eyes out and he came in quietly. The police did a good professional job.’
Dramatic footage shared online appears to show the moment a suspect was led to a police car in handcuffs following a grueling three-day man hunt
Another woman, who did not want to be named, said: ‘I saw the police telling him to get down and detaining him.
‘He was screaming ‘water’ and I realised he had been pepper sprayed.
Bilal Khan, 29, a delivery driver said: ‘I remember seeing him coming out of the flats on this road.
‘It was unusual because he was running.
‘I went to get milk and bread at 5.30pm or 6pm. I came back and saw him running again.
Police are today at two sets of flats (pictured) on a road in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham this morning after a 21-year-old man was arrested last night on suspicion of the murder
Officers today cordoned off a flat to the rear of a Naga Food Store, and this morning could be seen searching a property
‘I don’t think he was at the flat long. He had obviously gone in and been sent out again as he looked a bit displeased.’
Officers cordoned off a flat to the rear of a Naga Food Store, and this morning could be seen searching a property.
Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield, who is leading the investigation, said: ‘I would like to thank the community for their support over the last few days, the response to our appeals has been excellent and tonight resulted in this arrest.’
A West Midlands Police spokesman added: ‘Police searching for the suspect in the double murder in Solihull have arrested a man.
Tragic: Raneem Oudeh, 22, was found dead in Solihull on Monday
Ms Oudeh (left) and her mother Khaola Saleem (right) died after they were stabbed in Solihull
‘The 21-year-old was detained in Sparkhill on Thursday evening and will now be questioned by detectives on suspicion of the murders.
‘Officers have been working tirelessly around the clock and have acted swiftly on any information that has come in over the last few days.’
Police said the victims’ family had been updated on the development.
Officers launched a murder inquiry after the women’s bodies were found in Northdown Road in the early hours of Monday morning.
The force put out several appeals for information, and carried out raids at a number of addresses in Birmingham.
One neighbour said Afghan shopkeeper Tarin (above) was ‘a nice guy and really respectful’
Two women were found dead near to their home in Northdown Road in Solihul. Pictured: Mr Janbaz
Earlier this week police said they believed the man was being protected locally.
Tarin’s van and a knife was recovered in Birmingham with a mobile phone and computer equipment have also been seized for examination.
Speaking earlier this week, Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Payne, head of West Midlands CID, said: ‘We believe Tarin is still in the country, and still in the West Midlands.’
The detective did not say what information they had to confirm this but added: ‘It’s very difficult to drop off the radar. He may have found a bolthole, but we believe he is being protected by someone.
‘Those people are committing a criminal offence by harbouring him.
‘We routinely track and find people with tried and tested methods and we believe he is still in the West Midlands.’
Tarin, originally from Afghanistan, arrived in the UK on Christmas Day 2012 and was living in Britain legally.
He and Miss Oudeh, a student, had been in a relationship, but she moved out of a flat they shared days before the attack following a series of rows and into her mother’s home in Solihull.
Neighbour Sarah Hollis described victim Ms Oudeh, who had a two-year-old son, as a ‘lovely woman’.
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